Finance staff: interview questions and tasks
Use these questions and tasks, alongside our template interview record sheet, to help you select the best person for a finance role in your school. You'll also find out what to look for in a candidate's answers.
We put this article together with the help of our associate education experts Bernard Abrams, Caroline Collins, Amy Gibbs and Nazli Hussein, and Kate Foale, an education consultant.
Download our interview questions
Here's a list of questions that are suitable for school finance positions, plus tips for what to look for in answers.
Interview record sheet
Use this template during the interview to record the responses given and evidence score.
It’s populated with 11 questions as examples of what you might cover. We recommend you take a look at the question bank document above and choose questions that best match the role you're recruiting for and your context.
In this exercise, give the candidate the following scenario. Adapt it to suit your school’s circumstances,